Reading striker Jason Roberts to continue protest over Kick It Out campaign
Reading striker Jason Roberts will refuse to wear a Kick It Out T-shirt again this weekend as he continues his protest.
Last Updated: 25/10/12 3:23pm
The striker was one of a number of black players who boycotted the anti-racism group's campaign tops last week - a move that prompted the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) to issue a six-point plan to deal with prejudice and discrimination.
Roberts is a Kick It Out ambassador but has criticised the group for a lack of action, while also condemning FIFA, UEFA and the Football Association over what he claims have been inadequate responses to recent high-profile incidents.
"No, I won't (wear the shirt) - that's my own choice," the 34-year-old said, when asked if he would change his stance prior to Saturday's game with Fulham.
"If it was a T-shirt from another organisation I wouldn't have worn that either. This is not an attack on Kick It Out. I am passionate about the PFA and Kick It Out but they have to do better, we have to do better.
"When we have implemented changes, when we are acting and things are being done, I will be the first person wearing a shirt and driving up and down the country again in my car speaking to kids again about this."
Roberts did offer some support to the PFA's proposals, which include the introduction of the Rooney Rule - an American initiative designed to boost the job prospects of ethnic minority coaches - and that any player found guilty of racism potentially be sacked, regardless of profile.
"I think one of the issues is the employment side of things. (The Rooney Rule) is a step in the right direction," he added.
"I would agree with that point (sacking players found guilty of racism). You would think that something like that would already be written in. I am quite surprised it's not."